Norfolk, VA, September 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Board of Directors of MissionMobility LLC is pleased to announce that Steve Newell has joined MissionMobility as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19, 2011.
Newell, 44, most recently held the position of General Manager of LXE Inc., the mobile computer business of EMS Technologies. At LXE, Newell was responsible for the day-to-day operations, including growing its distributor channels to market, enhancing product development, streamlining manufacturing, and driving initiatives to improve the business's profitability.
Newell joined EMS Technologies in 2003 working in the Satcom division, moving up the ranks from a sales account manager to finally serving as Vice President, Satcom Sales. Prior to joining EMS, Newell was the Manager of Avionics Systems at AIRIA, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of the company's Inmarsat-based aeronautical TV system. In addition, Newell served in product management at Racal Avionics Inc. overseeing the Racal’s satcom antenna portfolio.
Newell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and spent his early career as a submarine officer.
MissionMobility, a portfolio company of private investment firm, The White Oak Group, is a Solutions Engineering company that develops and integrates secure, deployable Baseband Communication Solutions. The company’s products and integrated solutions are designed to securely extend both classified and unclassified networks; simultaneously providing video, voice and data capabilities, enabling users to conduct secure and non-secure mission critical planning and execution, from anywhere in the world.
Chris Melton, Chairman of the Board said, “Our search for a new leader to oversee MissionMobility has been focused and thorough. A screening team of board members established a broad field of candidates and interviewed many individuals. The Board unanimously selected Newell based on his track record leading complex organizations, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities.”
Newell stated, “At MissionMobility I saw great promise in leading a growing company with products that are relied upon to ensure vital warfighter communications. From my days at EMS Satcom, I knew firsthand the specialization and expertise embodied in every product that MissionMobility delivers and the paramount focus on satisfying the needs of their customers. It’s a great honor to join MissionMobility’s leadership team and to have the opportunity to build on its success.”
Based in Norfolk, VA, MissionMobility LLC is a Solutions Engineering Company that provides reliable, rugged Baseband Communications Solutions for mission critical communications, in the most demanding environments. Since our first systems in 2001, our baseband products and integrated solutions have extended secure and managed networks globally, for to the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, and First Responders. The company’s products are sold throughout the world under the product lines of Defender Series, WolfPack Series, LoneWolf Series, and Responder Series. Information about MissionMobility can be found at www.MissionMobility.com.
About The White Oak Group:
The White Oak Group is an Atlanta based private investment firm focused on aerospace and defense, healthcare technology, environmental and alternative energy/power solutions. Information about The White Oak Group can be found at www.thewhiteoakgroup.com.
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